The Research on the Cutting Property and Structural Optimization on Tooth of Oil and Gas Pipeline Tapping Cutter
The tap cutter is one of the key equipment for the pipeline maintenance and rush repair, which in intended to solve broken tooth due to continuous cutting and impact during tapping. Three kinds of tap cutter optimization schemes are put forward and the finite element design and cutting experiment are applied to study its cutting property. The results show that, the optimized tooth can improve the tapping effect, largely enhance the cutting property, which has reached the level of the most advanced TDW tap cutter; thus, it is of great importance on the efficiency improvement and cost saving of the domestic pipeline maintenance and rush repair.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
Q. X. Ding et al., "The Research on the Cutting Property and Structural Optimization on Tooth of Oil and Gas Pipeline Tapping Cutter", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 1335-1341, 2011